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Take advantage of Florida’s beauty and spend an afternoon spring hopping in Citrus County. The Chassahowitzka River – or the Chazz -- allows for a unique adventure. Mary Morgan from the Crystal River Kayak Company leads a variety of tours in Citrus County. Kayaking the Chassahowitzka is her favorite. After leaving the boat launch we visited the Seven Sisters Springs and found a series of caves with water that seems to sparkle. People do swim through them, but be extremely careful.
Sarasota scientists are studying sharks to try and improve human cancer treatments. A team from Sarasota’s Mote Marine Laboratory is studying bonnethead sharks, juvenile nurse sharks and shark relatives, such as the skate, to find out why these animals are so healthy. “I call them my marine mice,” MOTE senior scientist Carl Luer said. “It’s very rare to find a sick shark.”Dr. Luer has been with MOTE for 38 years.
Florida’s natural wonders allow for endless exploration. From the beginning of July to the end of September, adventurers can go scalloping in the Gulf. You can scallop near Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties. Before you go, check the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website for exact dates. The season start and end dates differ per county. Gulf County is under a delay right now.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".